Warts are an infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are non-cancerous growths.
Anyone can get warts, but they are more common among children. People with a weakened immune system are also more likely to get warts.
Warts are contagious. They can spread to different parts of the body and from one person to another.
Warts can appear alone or in a cluster.
Topical acid is often used to treat warts. This treatment works better if the thick skin on the surface of the wart is pared down before application.
Cryotherapy is the destruction of the wart by freezing it. Cryotherapy may require several sessions in order to be effective.
Other options to treat plantar warts include laser therapy and surgery.
There is no foolproof way to prevent warts. Similarly, a wart may reappear near the location of the one that was treated.
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